The Brandywine Harvest Market will run from September 20th through November 9th, most weekends. Come out to enjoy things from honey and apples to pottery and handcrafted jewelry, regional artisans showcase their crafts in the Brandywine River Museum’s courtyard. Handwoven rugs, dried flowers and wreaths, pottery, quilted items and handcrafted dolls are featured on a rotating basis. Contact the Brandywine River Museum to find out which crafts are available each week, Brandywinemuseum.org.
The Brandywine River Museum is hosting two awesome events coming up this month. For more information see the event information below!
- The Sermon! Jazz Concert | Friday, October 11, 2013: Enjoy an evening of classic soul, funk, and jazz in this concert presented by World Cafe Live at the Queen. The Sermon! takes its name from the classic Jimmy Smith record and is primarily an instrumental, Hammond B-3 organ-driven group. Admission is $25 for adults, $20 for members and students. Full bar and small plate offerings will be available for purchase. Click here to purchase tickets.
- All Hallows’ Eve Costume Ball | Saturday, October 26: Step right up for the greatest party on the Brandywine! Join the Young Friends of the Brandywine Conservancy under the big top at the “fairgrounds.” Your ticket includes games, cocktails, concession food, music, and costume contest. This year’s event sponsors include Wilmington Trust, Kalmar Investments and Otto’s Mini. Tickets available here.
Now through November 24, 2013 The Brandywine River Museum located in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania is offering admission for free on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Enjoy breakfast with a view from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The restaurant offers “Breakfast on the Brandywine” with a menu that changes weekly and costs $7. A children’s meal is also available for $3.50. For more information and a list of upcoming events visit The Brandywine River Museum’s official website at http://www.brandywinemuseum.org or simply click here.
Incase you’re skipping out on the beach this weekend here are a few events to check out over the weekend. On Saturday, July 20th, The Brandywine River Museum is hosting Tip-A-Canoe and Barbecue, too! Join the Young Friends of the Brandywine Conservancy for a relaxing canoe ride down the Brandywine River followed by an outdoor party with live music! Take in the natural surroundings of the Brandywine that the Conservancy has worked so hard to protect while enjoying a summer afternoon with family and friends. Tickets are still available for the evening barbecue. Call 610-388-8315 to make your reservations.
Also, this Sunday, July 21st, is the annual Turks Head Music Festival at Everhart Park in West Chester! The 31st annual Turk’s Head Music Festival will host a dozen bands from around the area. The bands will share two stages at this day-long celebration of regional music held at Everhart Park beginning at noon. Up to 90 artists will set up booths throughout the park to sell their high-quality arts and crafts. Local food vendors will keep everyone well-fed. Click here to see a full schedule of events. Stay cool and have a great weekend!
Are you seeking a creative outlet on weekday evenings? Tomorrow from 7-9pm visit the Brandywine River Museum for a creative escape! Designed for adults who want to awaken their inner artists, the program will feature a different theme each week. Cost per program is $20 ($16 for members) and includes art materials. Register for this program online or by phone at 610-388-8326.
This weeks theme is “Landscape Inspiration.” Journey through the exhibition, Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan and see how artists have found inspiration in specific locales. Then, express yourself by capturing the Brandywine landscape in watercolor. For further information visit www.brandywinemuseum.org.
Rediscover American art history through an in-depth exploration of five iconic works of art, and learn how the country created its national identity in visual terms. Amanda C. Burdan, Ph.D., assistant curator, will present art in the context of American culture and reveal the interconnectedness of American life and art. The five part series continues this Friday (March 1st) with Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World (1948).
Tickets for individual lectures are $15 for adults, $12 for members and may be only be purchased at the Museum on the day of the program. In the event of a weather cancellation, the scheduled lecture will be moved to the following week. For more information contact The Brandywine River Museum by phone at 610-388-8326 or visit www.brandywinemuseumshop.org
Get ready for this year’s Brandywine Food & Wine Festival! The Brandywine Valley Wine Trail is showcasing the best of what the Brandywine Valley and surrounding Philadelphia countryside has to offer. The event is rain or shine and will be held June 9th from 12pm-6pm at the Myrick Conservation Center. For more information on the event you can contact Brandywine Valley Wine Trail at http://www.bvwinetrail.com or by phone 610-444-3842.